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Arthur Hughes
STUDY FOR SIR GALAHAD - THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
9
Arthur Hughes
STUDY FOR SIR GALAHAD - THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Arthur Hughes
1832-1915
STUDY FOR SIR GALAHAD - THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL

Provenance

Probably George Rae, Birkenhead by 1900 and thence to his widow by whom sold E. Owen, Birkenhead, 28 June 1917, lot 1695

Literature

Probably, Catalogue of Mr George Rae's Pictures, c.1900, no.50;
Probably Mary Bennett, Artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Circle - First Generation, 1988, pp.61-2;
Probably Leonard Roberts, Arthur Hughes - His Life and Works, 1997, p.167, cat.no.75.2.

Catalogue Note

The present picture is almost certainly the study for the large version of Sir Galahad (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) painted c.1865, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1870 and owned by the famous collector of Pre-Raphaelite pictures George Rae. In the catalogue of Rae's pictures, the study was accompanied by the following quotation from Tennyson's poem of the same title; 'A gentle sound, an awful sight! Three angels bear the holy grail: With folded feet, in stoles of white, On sleeping wings they sail.' The bridge depicted in the picture was based upon Ashness Bridge near Derwentwater.

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